Seq # 362190050

Phiaris schulziana (Fabricius, 1776) Species

Last modified: Nov. 22, 2023, 2:07 p.m.

A very rare heathland species in Belgium, mainly observed in the Kempen and in the southern part of the country.


Family: Tortricidae > Subfamily: Olethreutinae > Tribus: Olethreutini > Genus: Phiaris > Species: Phiaris schulziana
Vernacular names
Granietbladroller (NL), Large Marble (EN), Heidemoor-Knospenwickler (DE)
Phiaris zinckenana (Treitschke, 1830)
First mention in Belgium
De Sélys-Longchamps E. 1844. Énumération des insectes Lépidoptères de la Belgique. — Mémoires de la Société royale des Sciences de Liége 2: 1–35. On page 21.




Wingspan 17–25 mm. It is distinguished by the bright ferruginous-brown coloration of the forewing markings contrasting with the narrow bands of silvery white ground colour, the small but conspicuous white spot at the upper angle of the cell, and the chequered cilia.

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Specimens in nature


The larva lives in spun leaves in a silken tube on the lower parts on the food plant. The adults are readily disturbed during the day from out of vegetation. They become active during late afternoon and evening and later come to light.

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Flight periods

The adults fly in one generation a year and may be found from late May towards late September. Most observations during July/August.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Calluna vulgaris and Empetrum nigrum
Host plant (genera):

The larva lives on Calluna vulgaris, Empetrum nigrum and Vaccinium.

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It inhabits moorland and heathland.

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